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Definition 1: a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for modifier in the sense of this definition

(modifier is a kind of ...) (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity

"genes were formerly called factors"

Definition 2: a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for modifier in the sense of this definition

(modifier is a kind of ...) a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned

(... is a kind of modifier ) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies

"`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier" "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

(... is a kind of modifier ) a word that expresses an attribute of something

(... is a kind of modifier ) a word that modifies something other than a noun

(... is a kind of modifier ) a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'

(... is part of modifier) an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence

Definition 3: a person who changes something - [noun denoting person]

Samples where modifier or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an inveterate changer of the menu

Synonyms for modifier in the sense of this definition

(modifier is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of modifier ) a changer who lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance

(... is a kind of modifier ) a person who normalizes

(... is a kind of modifier ) a person who sets a standard for things to conform to

Definition 4: a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising - [noun denoting person]

(modifier is a kind of ...) someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence

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